|4 week old twists|
It's been a while!!! Life is pretty busy. Thank God!! Well I wanted to do a quick post on my hair in March. I wore the same micro twists for the entire month. I really enjoyed wearing them. I washed them every week and deep conditioned as well. The first week I cowashed them, they were nice and soft, I did not experience any unraveling matting, and tangling. The second week was pretty much the same. However, I decided to use a shampoo the third week and that's when my hair said "NOOOOOOOOOO" My hair got so matted that I thought I was going to have to do a big chop all over again. These were micro twists that were very delicate. They loved the VO5 conditioner but hated my Curls Curlicious Cleansing Cream.
How I rescued them?
I quickly reached for my Knot today conditioner, which is by the way a GREAT detangler. I applied this stuff all over my twists and let it sit in my hair till my hair was almost dry. Then I separated the twists that were matted and re-twisted them. My twists were happy again, especially after spritzing with my water/aloe and vegetable glycerin mix (more on the vegetable glycerin post coming soon).
Since I have decided to be wearing twists till further notice, I figured I have to take some lessons from my recent experience.
What I have learned this month about maintaining small two strand twists
- Do not over wash them.
- Use a conditioner to wash them instead of a shampoo
|This is what they look like before I took them out yesterday|